As part of the 8th anniversary celebration of Smart Cities Mission, Chandigarh Smart City Limited has initiated a novel way of using Tertiary Treated (TT) Water — for watering public parks across Chandigarh.
Chandigarh Mayor Anup Gupta kickstarted the campaign with the supply of Tertiary Treated Water at Dhanas Rehabilitation Colony in the presence of Anindita Mitra, IAS, Chief Executive Officer, Chandigarh Smart City Limited-cum-Commissioner, Municipal Corporation Chandigarh
While talking about the benefits of the project, the Chandigarh Mayor said the main objective of use of TT water was to save the potable drinking water. At present, water which is meant for drinking is being diverted for other purposes like gardening and irrigation of green spaces in various sectors across Chandigarh.
Tertiary Treated (TT) Water In Chandigarh Parks
Smart City CEO Anindita Mitra said that tertiary treatment of sewage will improve the environment of city as the TT water is rich in nitrogen/manure and plants/grass will flourish by its use.
Many cities around the world are using recycle/TT water to reduce their water demands. Here are a few possible uses of sewage water, which has received tertiary treatment:
- Roadside arboriculture
- Green belts
- Landscaped water bodies with fountains
- Washing of roads, vehicles, etc
- Aquifer recharge
- Cooling water for HVAC systems where substantial quantity of water would be lost by evaporation
- Various industrial processes
Chandigarh Bags ‘Best Urban Body’ Title
The efforts of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC) bore fruit with appreciation coming its way in the form of a national award. It been adjudged the ‘Best Urban Local Body’ at the prestigious 4th National Water Awards.
The award ceremony was organized under the aegis of the Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of India.
The award was received by Chandigarh Mayor Anup Gupta and Municipal Commissioner Anindita Mitra from Vice-President of India Jagdeep Dhankhar, at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. The award carries a citation, trophy and a cash prize of Rs 2 lakh. Over 41 entries under 11 categories were shortlisted by the department for the award.
Which Cities did Chandigarh Compete With?
- Indore Municipal Corporation (MP) which ranked second in the run up for the title
- Surat Municipal Corporation and Malkapur Municipal Councils finished securing 3rd rank each under the specific category